The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 23 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 96 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.73% 2.80% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.07% 2.92% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 17
Median daily rate £475 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.86% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £518 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1358 1369 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.23% 95.80% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 746 685
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 86 (44.79%) Finance
2 63 (32.81%) Data Centre
3 46 (23.96%) Migration
4 40 (20.83%) Unix
5 29 (15.10%) Banking
6 27 (14.06%) Law
6 27 (14.06%) Oracle
7 26 (13.54%) Solaris
8 25 (13.02%) Active Directory
8 25 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (12.50%) CA
9 24 (12.50%) SQL
10 23 (11.98%) Veritas
11 22 (11.46%) Clustering
12 21 (10.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 20 (10.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 20 (10.42%) Veritas File System
13 20 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 19 (9.90%) RACF
14 19 (9.90%) Linux
15 18 (9.38%) Java
16 17 (8.85%) Windows
17 16 (8.33%) ServiceNow
18 15 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
18 15 (7.81%) CA Single Sign-On
19 14 (7.29%) Web Services
19 14 (7.29%) ITIL
19 14 (7.29%) Oracle Database
20 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (6.25%) ETL

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.69%) Apache
1 9 (4.69%) SAS
2 8 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.65%) IIS
4 6 (3.13%) JBoss
4 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.56%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.56%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.56%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.04%) Confluence
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.04%) nginx
8 2 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Exstream
3 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.52%) Radian6
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.56%) Taleo
3 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.17%) SAN
2 5 (2.60%) Firewall
2 5 (2.60%) Network Security
2 5 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.08%) DHCP
3 4 (2.08%) DNS
3 4 (2.08%) LAN
3 4 (2.08%) LDAP
3 4 (2.08%) WAN
3 4 (2.08%) Wireless
4 3 (1.56%) HTTP
4 3 (1.56%) IPsec
4 3 (1.56%) SSH
5 2 (1.04%) ATM
5 2 (1.04%) FTP
5 2 (1.04%) Internet
5 2 (1.04%) ISDN
5 2 (1.04%) MPLS
5 2 (1.04%) PPP
5 2 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.29%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.69%) Big Data
2 9 (4.69%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.65%) Informix
4 7 (3.65%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.13%) PowerCenter
6 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.08%) MySQL
7 4 (2.08%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.56%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.04%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.52%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) ERwin
2 4 (2.08%) JIRA
3 3 (1.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.04%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.04%) JMeter
4 2 (1.04%) Selenium
4 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.52%) Ant
5 1 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 86 (44.79%) Finance
2 29 (15.10%) Banking
3 27 (14.06%) Law
4 11 (5.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.08%) Legal
6 3 (1.56%) Billing
6 3 (1.56%) Marketing
6 3 (1.56%) Retail
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) Web Services
2 9 (4.69%) Middleware
3 7 (3.65%) PostGIS
4 4 (2.08%) CSS
4 4 (2.08%) HTML
4 4 (2.08%) JSON
4 4 (2.08%) REST
5 3 (1.56%) Spring
5 3 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.04%) .NET
6 2 (1.04%) CSS3
6 2 (1.04%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.04%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.04%) HTML5
6 2 (1.04%) Java EE
6 2 (1.04%) Servlets
6 2 (1.04%) Struts
6 2 (1.04%) XML
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 63 (32.81%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.46%) Clustering
3 8 (4.17%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.13%) PKI
6 5 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.60%) User Experience
7 4 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.08%) LPAR
7 4 (2.08%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.56%) CMDB
8 3 (1.56%) DataPower
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.04%) Health Informatics
9 2 (1.04%) Informatics
10 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Unix
2 26 (13.54%) Solaris
3 19 (9.90%) Linux
4 17 (8.85%) Windows
5 12 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.73%) AIX
7 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.65%) zOS
9 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.52%) Android
12 1 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.96%) Migration
2 25 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
4 14 (7.29%) ITIL
5 12 (6.25%) ETL
5 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.73%) Data Modelling
6 11 (5.73%) SIEM
7 9 (4.69%) Change Management
7 9 (4.69%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.17%) DevOps
8 8 (4.17%) Information Security
9 7 (3.65%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (3.65%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.13%) Database Security
10 6 (3.13%) Project Management
10 6 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.50%) SQL
2 18 (9.38%) Java
3 9 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.08%) C#
5 4 (2.08%) VBScript
6 2 (1.04%) Perl
7 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (4.69%) Degree
2 6 (3.13%) CCNP
2 6 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.60%) CCNA
4 4 (2.08%) CISM
4 4 (2.08%) CISSP
5 3 (1.56%) CCIE
5 3 (1.56%) ISEB
5 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.04%) CISA
6 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.04%) MCP
6 2 (1.04%) MCSE
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.69%) QA
3 8 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.13%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.08%) COBIT
5 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.08%) WCAG
6 3 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.04%) WAI
System Software
1 25 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (10.42%) Veritas File System
3 20 (10.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 19 (9.90%) RACF
5 4 (2.08%) ACF2
5 4 (2.08%) PowerHA
6 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.04%) Docker
7 2 (1.04%) Xen
7 2 (1.04%) XenApp
7 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (7.81%) CA Single Sign-On
2 9 (4.69%) SCCM
3 4 (2.08%) QRadar
3 4 (2.08%) zSecure
4 2 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.04%) Puppet
4 2 (1.04%) SCOM
4 2 (1.04%) TADDM
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Proventia
5 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (14.06%) Oracle
2 24 (12.50%) CA
3 23 (11.98%) Veritas
4 16 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 12 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.73%) Cisco
7 9 (4.69%) IBM
7 9 (4.69%) Informatica
7 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.69%) Teradata
8 8 (4.17%) Splunk
8 8 (4.17%) VMware
9 5 (2.60%) Symantec
10 4 (2.08%) Adobe
10 4 (2.08%) Cyber-Ark
10 4 (2.08%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.56%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.56%) Citrix
11 3 (1.56%) HP
11 3 (1.56%) IronPort
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